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Novelist Plus

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The premiere database of reading recommendations.  Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions.

Award Winners

Caldecott Award - For the most distinguished illustrator.

Newbery Award - For the most distinguished author.

Geisel Award - For the most distinguished author/illustrator.

Learn and Play - Sites for Kids
Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy
An award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Tumble Book Library
Ebooks for kids.

Get Graphic

Get Graphic
The world in words and pictures.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8
Find great books to read.

Fun Author Sites
Awesome Character Sites
Summer Reading Program

The Summer 2019 Reading program, A Universe of Stories (celebrating Space exploration) ended on August 10.  Please check back later for details on the Summer 2020 program.

The GIFT Program

The Library G.I.F.T. Program (Generate Imagination in Families Today) is dedicated to making new or gently used books available to children and their families in our area, and to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of early childhood literacy.  Bright boxes and shelves of GIFT books are located at agencies and businesses in Batavia.  Children can take a book from the shelf to bring home, read, and keep!

Want to donate or volunteer?
Donate new or gently used children’s books in drop boxes at these schools: Jackson, John Kennedy, St. Joseph Elementary and St. Paul Lutheran School or at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Want to volunteer?
Contact the Youth Services team at 585-343-9550 x 4.


GIFT PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is a 60 volume set of books sent to children, in their homes, one book per month from birth to age 5, to keep, for free!  The DPIL initiative is funded by the Richmond Memorial Library for residents of the Batavia City School District, and by independent local funders coordinated by the Richter Family Foundation in other parts of Genesee County.  Click here to register a child or to see if DPIL is available in your area; or contact the Richter Family Foundation at  richterfamilyfoundation@hotmail.com to support the initiative in other parts of Genesee County.

Upcoming Events

To view upcoming children's events, check our Events Calendar.